Bryan Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Bryan, TX

In Texas, a covenant not to compete generally requires that, upon leaving the company, an employee agrees not to be employed by their employer's competitors. A covenant not to compete may also be called a "non-compete clause". An employee who signs them either does so as a condition to employment or they may receive compensation for the agreement.

When are Covenants not to Compete Unenforceable?

Whether a given judge will enforce a non-compete agreement is difficult to know in advance. Even if the employee's interests may be important Texas courts will certainly assign great weight to a person's freedom to choose the type of employment that is suitable for them. Accordingly, only those covenants which are deemed to be reasonable will be upheld by the court. A court will usually hold non-compete clauses to be unreasonable if they involve unusually long periods of time or if they cover a geographic region surrounding Bryan that is excessively large.

Covenants must also be limited to restricting dealings with those competitors that are rationally related to the employer's industry. Finally, an employer is required to have a valid business reason in its motivation for imposing a covenant not to compete on an employee.

Do I Need an Attorney when Dealing with a Covenant not to Compete?

A Bryan, Texas lawyer can help you review the covenant before you sign any documents that might limit your rights. The lawyer can assist you in negotiating modifications or if needed, they can possibly draft a new agreement which will be acceptable to both parties. Employers can receive useful advice from an attorney should they decide to sue a worker for breaching a covenant, and employees who have signed such covenants can also benefit from a lawyer's counseling.

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Life in Bryan

Bryan is located in Texas's Brazos County, with a population nearing 76,300 people. It is surrounded by Brazos Valley and College Station. Specifically, it is near Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, and Austin. As evidence, Bryan has a convenient central location!

Bryan's economy is primarily driven by Texas A M University, the Bryan Independent School District, Sanderson Farms, St. Joseph Regional Health Center, Alenco, and the City of Bryan. The legal industry also has a presence in Bryan because many attorneys call Bryan home. Also, with Bryan being so central to many large cities with top-tier law firms, local businesses and residents have access to top notch legal services.

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